Thomas Herbert Newbould was born at Seaforth in 1887. The family name was also spelt as Newbold in some records.
 
He was the son of Charles Francis Newbould and Elizabeth (nee Jones) who were married on the 3rd December 1871 at Manchester Cathedral.
 
By 1891 the family - parents Charles and Elizabeth with children Charles Francis, Alfred Henry, Albert William and Thomas Herbert - had moved to Liverpool and were living at 117 Berry Street, Bootle.
 
Charles Newbould had died by 1901 when his widow and children Charles, Albert and Thomas were living at 8 Bianca Street, Bootle. Alfred Henry had died in 1893, aged seventeen.
 
Only Thomas was still living at home with his mother at 61 Viola Street, Bootle in 1911. He was working as s dyer at Johnson's Dyeworks.
 
His two brothers had married; Charles Francis was living at no 32 Viola Street with his wife Sophia (nee Lyons) and their three children. Albert William, who was a hospital nurse and prison officer, was living at Mobberley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire with his wife Elizabeth (nee Purves).
 
After his mother's death in 1912 Thomas went to live with his brother Charles.
 
He married Elizabeth Jameson from 36 Somerset Road on the 23rd September 1915 at St.Matthew's C.of E. Church, Bootle. He was aged 28 and a solder and Elizabeth was 28 and living at 6 Leicester Road.
 
Elizabeth Newbould was still living at 6 Leicester Road, Bootle after the war.
 
Her brother John Jameson was killed in France on the 15th December 1917.
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 1st September 1916. His photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
 
"ABLE TO COUNT ON HIM"
OFFICER'S TRIBUTE TO FALLEN BOOTLE SOLDIER.
   Pte. Tom Newbould (29), who joined the Liverpool Regiment in September, 1914, and went to France last November, has been killed in action. Before the war he was employed at Johnson's Dyeworks, and resided with his brother, at 36, Somerset-road, Bootle. He was married in September last, shortly before going to the front, his wife residing at 6, Leicester-road. to her and to the young soldier's family sincere sympathy will be extended.
   In a letter to Mrs. Newbould, his officer stated, "The Commanding Officer of a regiment which held the position several days after the 30th wrote to say his men had been able to bring in several and to bury them. Tom is one of these, and he is buried with other brave givers of their lives in a spot near the south-west corner of Trones Wood, which is to the east of Montauban . . . . Your grief will be very deep indeed. Can you take some comfort in the knowledge that through all his long training he had the affection and the respect of the whole platoon. His Company Commander was able to count on him, and now he with only too many others, has finished his fight, and leaves a hero's memory."